Who Are the Next David Changs and Dan Barbers?

The International Culinary Center gave out their 'Outstanding Alumni Awards' yesterday

Last night, the International Culinary Center gave out their "Outstanding Alumni Awards" to five pros to watch. Previous winners include David Chang and Christina Tosi of the Momofuku empire, Dan Barber of Blue Hill Stone Barns, and Zak Pelaccio of Fatty Crab and Fatty 'Cue.

Here are the five winners, below. We expect great things from these up-and-comers.


Winners of the “2011 Outstanding Alumni Awards” at The International Culinary Center pictured with two of the school’s Deans (from left to right): Chef Jacques Torres; Ed McFarland ‘95, Ed’s Lobster Bar and Caravelli’s; Katzie Guy-Hamilton ‘06, Grand Hyatt New York; Chef Andre Soltner; Jeffrey Zurofsky ‘98, ‘wichcraft; and Jessica Bride ‘04, Chef’s Move!.

Outstanding Culinary Award: Ed McFarland
Chef-Owner of Ed’s Lobster Bar and Caravelli’s, New York City

Outstanding Culinary Award: Josh Skenes
Executive Chef-Owner of Saison, San Francisco

Outstanding Pastry Award: Katzie Guy-Hamilton
Executive Pastry Chef of Grand Hyatt New York, New York City
Contestant on Season 2 of Top Chef Just Desserts

Outstanding Professional Achievement: Jessica Bride
Co-Founder/Director of Chef’s Move!, New Orleans

Outstanding Restaurant Management: Jeffrey Zurofsky
Partner in ‘wichcraft, New York City

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